Thursday, January 5, 2017

Get Ready for Parents' Night Out!

"They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." - Isaiah 61:3b

Parents' Night Out

We'll take care of your kiddos while you take care of you!
**Please RSVP no later than January 17 at midnight**

Saturday, January 21st, from 5 - 8pm

Church of the Resurrection
935 W. Union Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Every parent struggles to find those peaceful moments to savor some hot coffee, read a good book, spend time in silence with God, or plan a date night with your spouse. So let us help you! We've planned a fun-filled night for your children while you enjoy a night out. Drop your children off after 5 pm and pick them up before 8 pm. All children are welcome.

**Please bring your children fed. We will NOT be providing dinner**

Things to do in the Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Area:
Coffee shops: River City Roasters, Starbucks, Blackberry Market

Restaurants: Gia Mia, Mai Thai, A Toda Madre, Front Street Cantina, Bricks Wood Fire Pizza, India Palace, Muldoon's, Fire and Wine, Ivy Restaurant, Suzette's Creperie, Tasting Devine

Movie theater: Glen Art Theater, AMC

Arts & Crafts: Out on a Whim (Paint your own Pottery)
Donations to cover childcare costs are welcomed, but not required
Any Questions? Contact Hollee at

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Safe Familes Sunday

Safe Families invites you to join us for Safe Families Sunday at your local church, as we connect children of parents in distress with host families who are committed to sharing the love of Christ by opening their home. By providing this extended family environment to those most vulnerable, you can help keep a child safe and reunite a family in Christ’s name.
Safe Families Sunday
February 12th, 2017
We are encouraging churches to participate by showing a brief video, making an announcement, incorporating it into a sermon,  hosting a reception, or create your own way to be involved.
If you have questions or need additional resources such as scripts, videos, sermons, etc. contact  

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Come for Portraits and Pizza!

Adoptive Families, Foster Families and
Safe Families Hosts

Are invited to attend a  
Family Photo Night

Hosted by the Vulnerable Children’s Ministry

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Willow Creek Community Church/So. Barrington
Room TBD

5:30 – 7:30pm
Have a FREE family portrait and/or child’s portrait taken.
  • Foster/Safe Families: Many children in protective care do not have pictures to remember important people or events in their lives, or even a picture of themselves.  Bring your Foster or Safe Families child to take a photo they can keep forever! 
  • Take a photo with your family or invite the child’s family to come.If you know of a sibling group, all families are welcome to bring the kids together for a fun evening! 
  • Adoptive Families: Take advantage of taking that long overdue family portrait you’ve been meaning to arrange! 
 Enjoy FREE pizza and salad!

Come for community with other adoptive, foster and Safe Families!

Please R.S.V.P. to so that we can get a count for food and photographers.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Help an Orphan Find their Forever Family!

Just TWO Weeks Left!
Miracle of Adoption
We have just two weeks remaining of our Miracle of Adoption Christmas Campaign!

Thank you for bearing with us!
Thank you for bearing with us when we had our server problem last Friday.

Everything is running smoothly again, so please stop by the MACC page!
We've raised $70,000+
Seven children have found their family!
AND 35 kids have made their $1000 MACC goal!

BUT there are still 65 who need your help to make the goal!
TODAY we have an $8000 BUMP MATCH!
When a child is bumped over the $500 mark, our donor will bump the BOTTOM child over the $500 mark too!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tween Support Group!

New Tween Group!
We are dedicated to supporting our Holt-Sunny Ridge families for life — through every age and stage. And recently, we’ve heard a lot of you ask for a program especially for your tween-aged kids… 

So we are very excited to announce a brand new Tween Adoptee Group at Holt-Sunny Ridge!

Starting on December 13, we invite all 11 to 14-year-olds to come together for a fun, interactive time that focuses on building self worth. The group will be led by Carly Schrimpl, LCSW, and will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at our office in Bolingbrook the second Tuesday of each month. While tweens meet, parents can also meet together at our office. 

Click here to register for the first Tween Adoptee Group on December 13! The cost is $20 per child, and space is limited. 

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Shepard, Supervisor of Clinical Services, at or 630-754-4523.
We hope to see you there!
270 Remington Blvd, Suite D
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Adopteen Midpoint Retreat in Oregon!

Registration for the Adopteen Midpoint Retreat in Oregon is open!

Adopteen focuses on providing positive, face to face opportunities for teen adoptees ages 13 and up.  It’s a chance to meet other adoptees in a casual and positive environment that is organized and led by young adult adoptees!  We host events throughout the year and travel to a different part of the country each time.  We strive to make new friends, and take pride in who we are and where we come from.

Midpoint is a chance for adoptees to get a quick taste of Adopteen.  It’s a whole Camp-Conference packed into a long weekend - a small dose of all the fun a Camp-Conference has to offer.  We will be going to Gresham, Oregon this year, which is 30 minutes outside of Portland, from January 14-16th. We are excited to be surrounded by the beautiful woods for our outdoor adventure!

Click below for a quick overview of what our Camp-Conferences have to offer!

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You can find out more information about Adopteen Midpoint Oregon by clicking here.

For more information about Adopteen and to register, visit or email

Kate Cruz | Program Assistant
6920 S. Holly Circle, Centennial, CO 80112 | (303) 850-9998 x14 | 


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Young Adult Adoptee Group!

Upcoming Group - December 6th

Young Adult Adoptee Group

This event is for older teens and adults (15 years old or older) who would like to discuss adoption-related topics in a safe and open environment. Parents can also attend a separate group simultaneously, led by a licensed therapist (no fee for parents, but please RSVP). Discussions will range in topics from:
    • peer relationships, 
    • launching out of their parents home, 
    • college/career, 
    • and other adoption related issues.
Facilitated by Pam Shepard, LCSW and an adult-adoptee.  
December 6, 2016
Tuesday, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Holt-Sunny Ridge Children's Services
270 Remington Blvd 
Suite D 
Bolingbrook, IL 60440


Holt-Sunny Ridge | 630-754-4500 |